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blueberry lemonade jam- is this recipe safe?

Posted by kerryp-treegal (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 25, 10 at 21:38

I have seen this recipe posted on a couple different webstes and it looks really good. Is it safe? I would love to make some and give it as gifts, but obviously not if it could make the recipients sick! :)
Thanks for your experise!

Blueberry Lemonade Jam

7 cups Crushed Blueberries
1 package Low-sugar Sure-Jell
3- cups Sugar
1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Peel
⅓ cups Bottles Lemon Juice
Preparation Instructions
Wash jars, bands and lids. Submerge 9 half-pint jars in a large pot or canner full of simmering water (make sure you put something in the bottom of the canner so the jars dont come in direct contact with the bottom of the pot). Put flat lids in small saucepan of simmering water.

Pour crushed blueberries into an 8 qt. stock pot. Mix low-sugar Sure-Jell with 1/4 c. of the sugar and stir into blueberries. Add enough water to the 1/3 c. lemon juice to equal 1/2 c. total fluid. Stir lemon-water into blueberries. Bring to a boil then add the rest (3 1/4 c.) of the sugar. Return to a hard, rolling boil and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest.

Empty half-pint jars of water one at a time and ladle in blueberry mixture, leaving 1/8 inch head space. Wipe jar rim and put on flat lid. Screw on band. Return to simmering water in canner. When all jars have been filled, place lid on canner and bring water to a boil. Process 10 minutes in water-bath. Cool on counter, away from drafts.

Makes 9 10 half pints


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RE: blueberry lemonade jam- is this recipe safe?

Yes it is safe. Safety is seldom a problem with fruit jams because most all fruits (with a couple of exceptions) are high acid.

Just keep in mind that as with all low-sugar jams & jellies it's storage life will be shortened.

Dave


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RE: blueberry lemonade jam- is this recipe safe?

Yes.

Carol


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RE: blueberry lemonade jam- is this recipe safe?

My only question would be head space. Don't most jams require 1/4" of head space?


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RE: blueberry lemonade jam- is this recipe safe?

1/4" is standard but having less isn't an issue except for the possibility that the jam might leak under the seal. However, the processing time for jam is so brief, that's unlikely.

Carol


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RE: blueberry lemonade jam- is this recipe safe?

thank you all so very much!


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